SSENSE HOSTS PARTY WITH JEAN PAUL GAULTIER AND SHAYNE OLIVER GROUP TO CELEBRATE COLLABORATION LAUNCH

by John Russel Jones


Jean Paul Gaultier and Shayne Oliver Group hosted a private party with Ssense at 333 E 60th Street in NYC on Monday, May 6th, celebrating the launch of the new collaboration from the two fashion labels. The collection officially launches on May 9th. Friends and special guests were on hand to toast the launch over Grey Goose cocktails. Notable attendees included A$AP Ferg, Michèle Lamy, Simone Rocha, Eartheater, Clermont Twins, Queen Latifah, Rich the Kid, Teezo Touchdown, Rachel Sennott, Jazzelle Zanaughtti, Rowan Blanchard, Richie Shazam, Ella Emhoff, Lourdes Leon, Willy Chavarria, and Sophia Lamar. Guests were also treated to an exceptional performance by JT and DJ sets from Elvin Tavarez, Danny Castañeda, Telfar Clemens, Dangerous Rose, and LSDXOXO.

  • Michele Lamy
Photo Credit: BFA, Jason Lowry

The collection fuses the ingenuity and irreverence of New York-based fashion corporation Shayne Oliver Group – and his trio of brands: Shayne Oliver, Anonymous Club, and ASSO – with the fierce femininity, attitude, and glamour of French fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier. Oliver (at the top, left) was as much drawn to extreme collections and pop culture moments from the archive, including the costumes for Luc Besson’s 1997 sci-fi The Fifth Element, Madonna’s Blonde Ambition-era tour wardrobe, Alek Wek’s AW02 Couture look. Centering the collaboration around a modern wardrobe that plays with the power of subversion, Oliver questions the duality between hyper-masculine and high-femme modes of dressing.

  • Claire Sullivan, Dusty
Photo Credit: BFA, Dave X Prutting

The Jean Paul Gaultier x Shayne Oliver Group collection will be available on the JPG E-Shop and at an exclusive list of retailers, including Ssense.